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avenoir - n. the desire that memory could flow backward

Commissioned by and dedicated to Corey Hamm

We take it for granted that life moves forward. But you move as a rower moves, facing backwards: you can see where you’ve been, but not where you’re going. And your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It’s hard not to wonder what life would be like facing the other way…


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Avenoir: Solo Piano
$ 70.00 NZD
This product includes a PDF score perfect for any solo pianist's repertoire. Avenoir is a virtuosic piano solo approximately 12 minutes long. Stylistically it has similarities with Ravel’s “Ondine” from Gaspard de la Nuit. #Piano
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for solo piano

Commissioner: Corey Hamm

Dedicated to: Corey Hamm

Instrumentation: Piano

Premiered by Corey Hamm on August 1, 2022 at the Perugia, Italy

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Performance Notes:

  1. Accidentals apply for the whole measure.
  2. Foreground melodic lines are conveyed using a hierarchy of accentuating notation; progressing from softly emphasised (tenuto), to accents, to notes with double tails, and arriving at the most strongly pronounced: accented notes with double tails.
  3. The often-present, detailed, mid-register moto perpetuo voice should be played as evenly as possible,
    and reside in the background of the overall sound, allowing the foreground melodic material to be heard clearly.
  4. Notes have been ascribed to left and right hands by the composer, but further adjustments and improvements by the performer are welcomed.
  5. The same applies to pedalling.